|Trip Duration:||13 days|
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is a spiritual quest in Himalayas by tourists seeking religious blessings of almighty. Although there are many mythological beliefs about the sacred mount Kailash but the most popular is its association with trinity lord Shiva. The 14 day tour itinerary has customized to take you to the holy abode of lord Shiva where he sits in a perpetual meditation. The journey also includes visit to holy Mansarovar Lake which evokes an impalpable serenity in the minds of pilgrims.
A Shiva-linga shaped Mt. Kailash from the Northern Face. For the Hindus Mount Kailash is the earthly manifestation of Mt. Meru , their spiritual center of the universe, described as a fantastic ‘world pillar’ 84,000 miles high, around which all else revolves, its roots in the lowest hell and its summit kissing the heavens. On the top lives their most revered God, Shiva, and his consort Parvati.
For the Jains, an Indian religious group, Kailash is the site where their first prophet achieved enlightenment. For the older, more ancient religion of Bon, it is the site where its founder Shanrab is said to have descended from heaven. It was formerly the spiritual center of Zhang Zung, the ancient Bon Empire that once included all of western Tibet . Bon people walk around the mountain in a counter clockwise manner, unlike the other religions.
Over the centuries pilgrims have constantly journeyed immense distances to achieve enlightenment or cleanse themselves of sin, braving enormous distances, particularly harsh weather and bandit attacks.
Early morning, check out of your hotel followed by assisted transfer to the airport to board flight for onwards journey. There is an option for early departure or an extra day halt in Kathmandu for Himalayan mountain flight/visit to Manakamana or Muktinath temple.
Day 01: Kathmandu
Arrival at Kathmandu airport followed by assisted transfer to the hotel by our tour representative. On reaching hotel, get retired in the comforts of your hotel room. Dinner and night stay in the hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu (Sightseeing)
Post a leisurely breakfast in the morning; begin your sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. Visit Pashupatinath temple, Baudhanath Stupa and Budhanilkantha Temple. After sightseeing, return to the hotel for packing and program briefing.
Day 03: Kathmandu- Nyalam
Today is the inaugural day of your Yatra. Post breakfast, leave for China border via reserved tourist coach. After your custom formalities get completed by our agent, check into Tibet. Post lunch, drive to Nyalam via Land Cruiser. Stay overnight in a guest house in Nyalam.
Day 04: Nyalam (Sightseeing)
Today is your day of sightseeing in Nyalam. Explore the length and breadth of this city and familiarize yourself with the new environment.
Day 05: Nyalam- Dongba/Paryang
Post a leisurely breakfast in the morning, hit the road to Dongba. On reaching Dongba, retire in the tent or guesthouse pre-decided for your stay. Stay overnight in the tent or guesthouse.
Day 06: Dongba/Paryang- Mansarovar
Post breakfast, head straight to Mansarovar. On reaching Mansarovar, partake in a fire sacrifice. Stay overnight in the tent or guesthouse.
Day 07: Mansarovar- Darchen
Today is your day of indulging in spiritual activities in Mansarovar. Go for a spiritual dip in Mansarovar Lake and perform pooja of Lord Shiva. You can also choose to do Mansarovar Parikrama via yak/horse ride. After spiritual excursion in Mansarovar, hit the road to Darchen. Stay overnight in Darchen. Excursion to Astapad Mountain can be availed at extra cost.
Day 08: Darchen- Diraphuk
Today is your day of Kailash Parikrama. Post an early morning breakfast, start your trekking tour to Diraphuk that will last for about 7 hours. Your luggage and equipments wil be carried by Yak. Stay overnight in a tent at Diraphuk.
Day 09: Diraphuk- Zhulthulphuk
Today is a very sensitive day of your Kailash- Mansarovar journey as you have to pass Dolma-La Pass. Begin your journey as early as possible because weather conditions are very uncertain at Dolma-la Pass. En-route pay visit to Gaurikund. Stay overnight in a tent at Zhulthulphuk.
Day 10: Zhulthulphuk- Mansarovar
Early morning begin your trek to Darchen. On reaching Darchen, head straight to Mansarovar Lake and fill up sacred water. Later begin your journey back to Kathmandu via same route.
Day 11: Mansarovar- Dongba/Saga
Today you will reach Dongba/Saga. Stay overnight in Dongba/Saga.
Day 12: Dongba/Saga- Nyalam
Early morning hit the road to Nyalam, which is your last halt in the Tibet region.
Day 13: Nyalam- Kathmandu
After completing the custom formalities, you will be driven to Kathmandu followed by hotel check-in.
Day 14: Kathmandu (Departure)